Bus: STM 15, 30, 125, 427, 715, 747
Visit: October 3, 2014
What can 5 dollars get you in 2015? If I’m thinking right off the top of my head, there isn’t much of value that I can list for you. Though, if you consider a bag of chocolate raisins and some Ruffles for under 4 bucks something, that might be a start. What if I told you there’s a restaurant that sells every single one of its dishes for 5 dollars? Well, that is the case at Cinko.
Métro: Joliette, Pie-IX
Bus: STM 29, 67, 85, 97, 139, 439, 467
Visit: October 1, 2014
Poutine is one of the biggest parts of living in this city and there are so many places that cater to that very specific need. While searching for this city’s best poutine is very tempting, the thought of staying alive is much more appealing. So, I get my poutine fix while crossing off another burger from that never-ending list. This time, we find ourselves at Poutine Centrale.
This is a revisited post for Faste Fou. Click HERE for the original post.
Bus: STM 18, 30, 31, 160
Visit: September 17, 2014
The infancy of Mr. Lew’s Great Burger Search had its growing pains. Much like anything in life, it takes time to get into a groove. We all make a few mistakes along the way and with that being said, we always like to get a second chance. Interestingly enough, I’m not referring to a mistake made with a burger, but something even dumber on my part. This is why we’re back at Faste Fou.
698 Notre-Dame O.
Métro: Square-Victoria-OACI, Bonaventure
Train: Gare Centrale
Bus: STM 36, 61, 74, 75, 168, 178, AMT Terminus Centre-ville, RTL 15, 30, 34, 38, 42, 44, 46, 47, 55, 59, 60, 115, 132, 142, 144
Visit: September 23, 2014
It’s been a long day and you’ve been working for hours. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find a place where you could unwind and relax? In this city, there are literally hundreds of places that can be used for that reason. But, how many of them provide you with the atmosphere you’re looking for? Well, things were rocking at Pub Victoria on the eve of hockey pre-season.
Bus: STM 92, 160, 165, 435
Visit: September 19, 2014
When you’re on the run and you want something quick, there are a lot of places that can satisfy that requirement. There are also those times where you just know where you want and again, there are places for that. In the light of this search, there are those moments where I end up places that I didn’t know I would be there when the day started. That’s how I ended up at Le Bistro at Plaza Cote-des-Neiges.
3860 Ontario E.
Bus: STM 125, 139
Visit: September 10, 2014
Over ten years ago, Ontario street was a big part of my life and not because I really wanted it to be. I never thought much of the stretch I was part of and couldn’t really feel any pride about it. When you start exploring further, you’ll know that Ontario is more than what its reputation is and there are nicer places out there. Even with that, there are still those little neighborhood gems like La Pataterie.
This is a revisited post for Mr. Steer. Click HERE for the original post.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 107, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Visit: August 13, 2014
Whenever you consult a list of this city’s best burgers, there is always a place that makes an appearance. Known for their oddly shaped burger patties and their over 50 years of serving this wonderful city, Mr. Steer has been an icon of Sainte-Catherine street. For the first time in almost 5 years, I made my return to truly assess its impact on the iconic burger.
Bus: 68, 201, 207, 401, 407, 468, 470
Visit: August 29, 2014
At this moment, the school year is well underway and everyone is back doing what they do best or so I would hope. If you put yourself in the shoes of the young people who have just started cegep, you wonder where they are getting their food. Near most cegeps, there are places that everyone knows about and they’re always nearby. A place like that is La Roulotte in Sainte-Geneviève.
Bus: STM 27, 47, 139, 427, 439
Visit: August 22, 2014
Let’s face it, 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough. As we get older and much busier, we find it hard to cram all our responsibilities into that finite amount of time. As we get older, our routines adjust to our biological clocks and for that, we need places to eat that respect that little quirk. Luckily, there are 24 hour restaurants that offer so much at all times of the day and one of those places is called Chez La Mère.
Bus: STM 17, 92, 115
Visit: August 14, 2014
If you live or intend on visiting Montréal, there is a list of things that you have to experience. Some people know this place as that big orange sphere, while others know it as one of the most iconic places to eat on the entire island. The complete Montréal experience isn’t complete without a visit to Orange Gibeau Julep.
Métro: De L’Église
Bus: STM 37, 58, 61
Visit: August 3, 2014
Verdun has become one of the places to be when it comes to eating. The stretch in question is Wellington and there are restaurants there up the wazoo. If you want to make an impact and get noticed in this city, you go to where the action is. For this still young pub known as Balconville, Verdun is the place to be.
Bus: STM 15, 150, 178, 410, 420, 427, 435, 747
Visit: July 29, 2014
If you spent any amount of time in the city of Montréal, you’ll notice that everyone is crazy about one thing and that’s beer. Well, it’s probably not just this city, as popular culture has beer coursing through its veins. Taking advantage of the popularity of this very attractive liquid and a prominent real estate vacancy, Toronto’s Bier Markt has settled into our city.
This is a revisited post for L’Anecdote. Click HERE for the original post.
801 Rachel E.
Bus: 11, 14, 29, 30, 97, 427
Visit: July 9, 2014
In 2009, I went on a search for great burgers in the city I love. Early on along the way, I obviously started with the places with the best reputations. Some of those places came up short, while others surpassed what my expectations were at the time. I’ve been meaning to get to some of those places again and I finally had the chance. After almost 5 years, I have returned to L’Anecdote.
Bus: STM 17, 63, 103, 162
Visit: July 24, 2014
It would be hard to describe the city of Montréal without mentioning N.D.G. We all know people who live there, work there, and ultimately, have fun there. In the middle of all that, there’s Monkland, a street where you can find all you need, especially restaurants. One of the premier places on the street is Monkland Taverne.
Bus: OC Transpo 2, 14
Visit: July 10, 2014
Every city has their fine dining options and the restaurants that pattern themselves after that formula. These days, you don’t have to put on a tie to eat at these places and that opens up a world of possibilities for people like me. The place that you definitely need to keep an eye on in the city of Ottawa is Absinthe Cafe.